The newly-remodeled Wild Plum Center at 839 Meeker St. in Longmont has been transformed into a Family Resource Center that houses early education classrooms as well as resources and activities for the adjacent Kensington neighborhood. Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families (a Head Start program) operates four comprehensive school readiness classrooms at the Wild Plum Center that offer a high-quality preschool curriculum to eligible children. In addition, the St. Vrain Family Center is housed at the Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families and offers classes to the greater Longmont community such as Positive Parenting, Surviving Divorce and Boot Camp for New Dads as well as Safe Exchange services for families.
How to Get Involved: Early care and education is a community issue -- not just a family issue or a government issue. Everyone benefits from children who are prepared to go to school and succeed in school. To learn more about the Bright EYES project and to become involved in this community-wide effort to ensure that all Longmont children are Ready to Learn, Ready For Life.